Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Issa Batarseh
 
Issa Batarseh
Professor

DEGREE PROGRAM: EE
PROFILE: Power electronics, solar energy conversion circuits and systems, dc-to-dc conversion, dynamic and control of power converters, power factor correction.
RESEARCH AREA: Micro-Systems And Nano-Systems (MNS)

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DEGREE
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Issa Batarseh is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He received the Ph.D., and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and the B.S. in Computer Engineering and Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1983, '85 and '90, respectively. Dr. Batarseh was a visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University, Calumet, from 1989 to 1990 before joining UCF in 1991.

Dr. Batarseh's power electronics research focuses on the development of advanced systems for solar energy conversion to improve cost, power density, efficiency and performance. The research includes the analysis and design of high frequency dc-ac inverters, resonant converter topologies; low-voltage dc-dc converters, small signal modeling and control of PWM and resonant converters; power factor correction techniques; power electronic circuits for distributed power systems applications. His has published several patents, and many journal and conference papers and a textbook entitled ?Power Electronic Circuits? in 2003 with John Wiley.

He is also a fellow member in AAAS, IEEE, and IEE. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and Transaction on Circuits and Systems. He served as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation and several IEEE-Transaction Journals and served on the program committees of IEEE-APEC, PESC, IECON, IAS and ISCAS. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida. He served as the general chair for IEEE-PESC?07, a Chairman of the PE/AES/PEL Chapter of the Orlando IEEE Section.

Dr. Batarseh supervised 26 Ph.D. Dissertations, 39 MS Theses, and 13 Undergraduate Honor Theses. More than twenty U.S. patents were produced and licenses were granted to commercialize products. He is a co-founder for two start-up companies: Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (APECOR) and Petra Solar.

RESEARCH AREAS
Power Electronics
Energy Conversion
Grid-tied Inverters
Solar Energy
Photovoltaics

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Visiting Assistant, Purdue University, Calumet

ACTIVITIES
Fellow of IEEE
Served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and Transaction on Circuits and Systems
Served as the reviewer for the National Science
Foundation and several IEEE Transaction Journals
Served on the program committees of IEEE APEC, PESC, IECON, IAS and ISCAS
Registered Professional Engineer in Florida

HONORS AND AWARDS
Fellow of IEEE AAAS Fellow, 2009. IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Prize Paper Award Davis Productivity Award for Best Invention, given by the State of Florida, 2004.
IEEE Fellow, 2003.
University Research Incentive Award, March 2002.
Distinguished Researcher Award, School of EECS, 2000.
NSF Travel Award ($1,000) to Taiwan, June 22, 1994.
Fullbright Scholar, Jordan ? 1997.
Outstanding Engineering Educator of the Year, IEEE,1998.
Awarded one undergraduate LEAD Scholar, Spring 1997.

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